Time Is Running Out for Microsoft Windows XP, Office 2003 and Exchange 2003

By Lanway CBS Ltd

14 Feb 2014

Time is running out for Microsoft Windows XP, Office 2003 and Exchange 2003 and support for these products will soon run out.

In April 2014 all support for Microsoft Windows XP, Office 2003 and Exchange 2003 will expire. Avoid the minefield of upgrades and security issues by speaking to a Lanway adviser TODAY!

Why is this happening?Microsoft has provided support for Windows XP for the past 12 years. But now the time has come for Microsoft, along with their hardware and software partners, to invest their resources toward supporting more recent technologies so they can continue to deliver great new experiences.

What does it mean to me?As a result, after April 8, 2014, technical assistance for Windows XP will no longer be available, including automatic updates that help protect your PC. Microsoft will also stop providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP on this date. (If you already have Microsoft Security Essentials installed, you will continue to receive anti-malware signature updates for a limited time, but this does not mean that your PC will be secure because Microsoft will no longer be providing security updates to protect your PC.)

Security experts believe that cybercriminals may already be hoarding Windows XP flaws, waiting hungrily for the expiration of Microsoft support. At that point, the there will be no more Patch Tuesday security bulletins, and no patches or updates from Microsoft to address critical security concerns in Windows XP. It will be open season.

How do I stay protected?To stay protected after support ends, you have two options:

Upgrade your current PCVery few older computers will be able to run Windows 8.1, which is the latest version of Windows. We recommend that you download and run the Windows Upgrade Assistant to check if your PC meets the for Windows 8.1 and then follow the steps in the tutorial to upgrade if your PC is able.

Download and run the Windows Upgrade Assistant

Get a new PCIf your current PC can't run Windows 8.1, it might be time to consider shopping for a new one. Be sure to explore our great selection of new PCs. They're more powerful, lightweight, and stylish than ever before - and with an average price that's considerably less expensive than the average PC was 10 years ago.Time is Ticking - Speak to an advisor today 01282 418 888

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